NOTE: Any opportunities marked 'RESERVED' are not available for general registration.
Each year the City of Loveland has over 100 applicants in need of someone to shovel their sidewalks after significant snowfalls. These residents are physically unable to shovel and cannot afford to hire a service.
The City's Snow Squad program assists these residents by matching them with a volunteer for the season. Volunteers will shovel the sidewalks and a path to the door for their assigned residents for any snowfall of 2 inches or more.
With minimal time commitment (average of 4 hours for the season), this can be a rewarding activity for you and/or your family!
Can't commit to a resident for the full season?
We're also in need of backup volunteers to fill in when our regular volunteers are out of town.
Assist individuals and staff at our Adult Care house in downtown Fort Collins. Activities include arts & crafts, puzzles, learning new skills, etc. Staff members are always present in this setting. As this is a 24 hour facility, hours can be completed during the evening or on weekends.
Assist individuals and staff in program areas that take place at Foothills Gateway such as our Pre-Vocational program, Retirement Room, or Intensive Supports program. Staff are always present in these programs - great for volunteers who are a little shy about volunteering one-on-one.
Spend time with an individual with a developmental disability one-on-one in an effort to foster a positive friendship. Activities can include going to movies, attending sporting events, going for hikes, attending art classes, etc. Hours are flexible, but volunteers are strongly encouraged to be committed and willing to meet on a consistent basis. Staff are not present in this volunteer program.
Uhambo extends the mission and programs of the Uhambo Foundation of South Africa by engaging with strategic partnerships and developing resources in the US to create a greater impact for people with disabilities in in less resourced settings of Africa.
Uhambo achieves this by:
-Promoting and supporting the rights and equal participation
-Developing and creating opportunities for people with disabilities- economic and developmental opportunities
-Providing appropriate, holistic, needs-driven products and support services to positively impact the quality of life
Description: This role is ideal for a retired or semi-retired professional who is looking for a new and exciting role! The candidate must embrace and actively engage with resource development and be comfortable with an evolving small start-up organization that relies on technology (not in person) for meetings and communications.
The President will serve as the Director of Uhambo USA?s Board of Directors, which advises, governs, oversees policy and direction, and assists with the leadership and general promotion of Uhambo so as to support the organization?s mission and needs. Uhambo USA?s Board of Directors includes professionals from around the US and meetings are held via Skype and conference call.
Service on Uhambo's Board of Directors is a voluntary role without remuneration.
The President's role focuses on four major activities:
1. Fundraising, Outreach & Promotion: The President will contribute to generating fundraising opportunities and strategic partnerships for Uhambo through personal influence with others (individuals, corporations and foundations). Uhambo does not have a minimum expectation for Board member financial contributions but expects that Board members will donate annually.
2. Oversight of Programs: General oversight of the organization?s programs including evaluation. This role does not extend to the operations behind the programs, but does include fiduciary oversight.
3. Strategic Planning: The Board is the primary force behind Uhambo?s strategic planning decisions. Board members, as led by the President, will create or update the strategic plan and evaluate the implementation plan presented by staff.
4. Organizational Leadership which includes:
- Organization of the Board of Directors, officers, and committee
- Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
- Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
- Evaluation of Board members and staff
Uhambo's officers commit to:
- A 2-year term.
- 10-15 hours of service per month.
- Attending and leading Board of Director meetings, which are approximately 1.5 hours in duration and are held every other month.
- Attending Executive meetings that are approximately 1 hour in duration and are held every other month.
- Attending other committee meetings as necessary.
- Participating in the annual Board development and planning retreat to be held in December or January of each year.
Desired Skills and Expertise:
The President must have:
- A minimum of 10 years of leadership and professional experience in the corporate sector and/or in international NGOs, global health, international development, corporate philanthropy, medical products or other related fields/industries.
- Direct experience sitting on nonprofit Boards and holding leadership position(s).
- Experience with and enthusiastic about fundraising and developing resources.
- Proficient with online communication tools (such as Skype).
- Experience with online fundraising strategies and methods.
- Experience with working in Africa is preferred.
- A network in international development, international funding or related fields and a willingness to connect Uhambo with key players.
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships with potential donors and partners.
- An appetite for working in a start-up environment and ability to help small organizations grow.
- A collaborative leadership style and strong group facilitation skills.
- A commitment to Uhambo's beneficiaries in Africa and their challenges.
- Optimism and "blue skies" attitude, sense of humor, recognition for contribution of each team member and propensity to learn from others.
How candidates apply:
Please write a one-page letter of interest and submit your resume to email@example.com.